Saturday, July 5, 2008

I'm Finally Home

Well, after 2 1/2 weeks of being gone, we finally made it home. I am so glad to be back in Georgia. We loved visiting everyone in Indiana, but home is home. We left Pennsylvania on Thursday after looking for a place to live all week. We still hadn't finalized anything, but our choice had been made and we were just waiting to here from the Realtor. We stopped in Hershey, Pennsylvania and went to Chocolate World. We didn't have time to visit Hershey Park, but I am sure we will since we will only be about an hour away. The boys loved the tour and getting to try chocolate. Adalynn was very excited about her first chocolate milk shake. We ate lunch there and then got back on the road. We drove for several more hours and finally stopped just inside the Ohio state line. We spent another night at a hotel (with a pool, of course) and then started out early the next morning for Indiana. We finally made it to John's parents house that afternoon.

The Golden Bear and fountain outside of Daddy's new office @Kutztown University.

At Chocolate World

swimming at the hotel in Pennsylvania

The next day, we had another birthday party for Adalynn. Everyone was so excited to see her/us and everyone commented on how beautiful she was. She was very tired and a bit upset after touching her candle-it was lit-but still did great. She loved her bracelet from Aunt Barb and loved waving her wrist around showing it off. It was priceless. John's mom ordered the cake from Wal-Mart and they put her invitation on the cake. My mom got all the decorations and everything matched wonderfully-including Adalynn's dress and Bumbo seat. My sister helped with snacks and everything came together great. John and I are very grateful for all of their help.

Adalynn showing off her bracelet.

John left on Sunday for Georgia and spent a week and a half working 12+ hour days on his dissertation. The kids and I stayed in Indiana (sleeping somewhere new every few days) for the next 10 days. We enjoyed spending time with all of our family and despite some drama here and there, we had a great time. Broderick and Camden had a blast with all the kids and Adalynn was showing everyone how sweet she is. It was a memorable visit. A visit to the zoo with John's mom, Brandon, Uncle Nick and Haley, the Art Museum with my mom and sister, Bouncertown with Haley and Landon, shooting fireworks with Uncle Josh, swimming at Josh's house, sewing with Jessica, eating dinner with Great Grandma Frye, bathing in Great Grandma/Grandpa Fines' sink, Adalynn seeing my dad (aka Papa Hair Face) were some memorable experiences on our trip.

Broderick navigating with the Zoo Map.
Camden checking out the zebras.
Adalynn talking to the rhino..."here doggie, doggie"

The boys watching the Rhino with cousin Haley.

with cousin Brandon

Adalynn with my mom

Adalynn with my dad...aka Papa Hair Face

The kids with my dad

The kids (and my nephew Landon) with my mom

with my grandparents

with John's grandma

Adalynn with John's mom

Adalynn with John's dad

the boys and Landon with Uncle Josh, shooting off fireworks

the boys with my cousin's son, Dylan

sleeping together....best buddies!!!

We flew home on the 1st of July. Yes, I flew with 3 kids. No, I am not nuts. Yes, I still have all my hair. The kids did great! Someone on the plane even commented that they didn't know there were three kids in the seats in front of them. After one stinky diaper (and a very tiny bathroom to change it in) Adalynn fell asleep. Broderick and Camden loved their snacks and looking out the window at the clouds. Before taking off though, as we were taxiing down the runway, Camden was very confused. He looked out the window and said "Mommy are we flying to Georgia?" I responded "Yes" and then he said "then why are we rolling"....too cute.

Sooooo EXCITED!!!!

the boys on the plane

All in all, we had fun, but we are glad to be home. Now, the real fun begins. PACKING!!!! We finally got a confirmation on our home. I have included a picture. I will post contact information in another post another day. Thanks for checking in on us.

OUR NEW HOME!!! Well, for the next year...


  1. Wow! What a busy, busy couple of weeks! Looks like you all had a great time. I didn't realize you were moving so close to so much family! That's awesome!!!

    Glad your all home safe and sound, and you're right, now the fun comes....packing!

  2. Glad you are all back safe and sound! What a trip you all had. I was exhausted just reading about it all. And flying with 3 kids alone....bless you! I did it with only 1 kiddo and about lost my mind. Good for you!!!! Your house looks so nice, and it will be a nice treat for you to be near your family. Glad you are getting all set! Thinking of you.....

  3. Glad to know you're all doing well, and had such a great trip! Best wishes with the move, we'll be thinking of you!